"Nobel laureates gather for summit in Chicago" by Tammy Webber | Associated Press, April 24, 2012
CHICAGO - The United States must find a way to be a leader in global peace, Jimmy Carter said Monday at a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize recipients.
The former US president, along with Mikhail Gorbachev and the Dalai Lama, are just a few laureates expected in Chicago for the three-day meeting, the first of its kind in North America.
The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates comes just weeks before Chicago hosts President Obama and numerous foreign leaders for the NATO summit....
Yeah, ever notice peace gets a hell of a lot less coverage in my war paper despite the professed goals of wanting peace? And why didn't the drone-missile-dropping Peace Prize winner attend, 'eh?
The Nobel laureates were also scheduled to tour more than a dozen Chicago public schools on Monday. Later they were to attend a dinner with Bill Clinton....
How does breaking bread with a war criminal and looter help advance the cause of peace?
Other Nobel Prize recipients expected to attend include Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland, and professor Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh. Actor Sean Penn will be presented with the 2012 Peace Summit Award for his work in Haiti.
I'm sure it is a great effort and all; however, the whole thing was filled with parts of the elite and controlled-opposition agents. That's why they make the agenda-pushing paper at all, and truthfully they have gotten us nowhere, people. All the lip-wagging has failed to stop any of the mass murder or assisted in alleviating those disasters.
The men may be well-meaning, but the institutions they are putting their faith in are incompetent if not (more likely) outright evil.
Related: President Carter Cries For Palestine
Jimmy has kind of toned it down since, hasn't he?
Speaking of those devils:
"Israel not invited to NATO summit" by Associated Press | May 12, 2012
BRUSSELS - Israel will not be invited to NATO’s May 20-21 summit in Chicago, the alliance’s top official said Friday.
News reports have said that Turkey blocked Israel’s participation because of the 2010 raid by Israeli troops on ships heading to Gaza in which eight Turks and a Turkish-American died....
Earlier this year, Turkey scuttled a plan to include an Israeli warship in a NATO-run flotilla patrolling the Mediterranean.
In the past, Israeli warships and air force jets have joined in some NATO exercises, but Israel’s participation in the naval operation would be the first time its armed forces have taken part in one of the alliance’s military operations.
Representatives of about 60 nations and international organizations will attend the Chicago conference. Partner nations include Sweden, Switzerland, Qatar, Georgia, Australia, and New Zealand. Representatives of Russia and several Central Asian states also have been invited....
"Israel could well be there in Chicago ... pretending to be Al Qaeda ... with a nuke!" -- Wake the Flock Up
Yeah, Iran gave it to Al-CIA-Duh is going to be the agenda-pushing mouthpiece's scripted narrative. The fact that they are not attending made my false-flag radar blip.
Maybe certain people know something, huh? Either that or he is giving Obama and NATO a big f*** you for fooling around in Russia's backyard.
"Putin’s plan to skip summit in US triggers speculation; Stays home amid unrest over his return to office" by Lynn Berry | Associated Press May 11, 2012
MOSCOW - The Kremlin on Thursday explained President Vladimir Putin’s surprising decision to skip a planned high-profile visit to the United States next week by saying he needs to finish setting up his new government. Although this may sound like a poor excuse, it could be true. Or not.
Theories abound as to why Putin decided against joining other global leaders for a meeting outside Washington and to postpone a much-anticipated meeting with President Obama.
Some suggest Putin wanted to avoid Western criticism about a police crackdown on protesters that began in earnest on the eve of his return to the presidency Monday. Others speculate that the social tensions themselves are what is keeping him home.
But Putin’s job swap with Dmitry Medvedev, the former president who is now prime minister, has created tensions of its own among Russia’s ruling elite. Who will serve in the new Cabinet under Medvedev and what role will be played by other top Putin allies who object to being subordinate to Medvedev? No appointments have been made yet.
The White House said Wednesday that Medvedev will represent Russia at the summit meeting of the Group of Eight industrial nations at Camp David on May 18-19. Obama’s first meeting with Putin as Russia’s president is now scheduled at another global summit on June 18-19 in Mexico.
The younger and apparently more Western-leaning Medvedev has been Obama’s partner in the US effort to “reset’’ the strained relations between the two countries, while Putin, whose outlook was formed during the Cold War, has been more suspicious of US intentions.
During the months before the March presidential election, Putin made criticism of America a theme of his campaign. But now that he is back in the Kremlin he is expected to take a more pragmatic approach to relations with the West, especially in light of Russia’s dire need for foreign investment.
Putin’s return to the presidency has been soured by a series of protests that have been broken up by police, with hundreds of people detained. At least 20,000 people turned out for an opposition rally on the eve of his inauguration, far more than expected as the protest movement had appeared to be fizzling.
On Monday, as Putin was sworn in for a third term in a regal Kremlin ceremony, helmeted riot police chased demonstrators through the streets of Moscow to prevent them from protesting. During the week, hundreds of protesters have continued to play a game of cat-and-mouse with police.
Some see Putin’s cancellation of the Washington trip as an effort to avoid uncomfortable questions about the crackdown on dissent.
“He is not going to bring anything back from there,’’ said Alexei Malashenko, a scholar with the Carnegie Moscow Center. “He will not come back as a winner, but will face criticism.’’
Malashenko said Putin’s visit would send a sign of weakness after he accused the US of funding the protest leaders.
“In the current context, Medvedev is a much more useful figure,’’ he said. “He bears no responsibility, he is no longer the president, and everyone knows he’s the eternal No. 2,’’ Malashenko said.
Putin, however, has often relished an opportunity to take on his critics both at home and abroad.
At a summit with European Union leaders in Brussels in 2002, where he was criticized over the military campaign against Islamic militants in Chechnya, he famously struck back by telling those who supported the militants that he could arrange for them to be circumcised in such a way that “nothing will grow again.’’
“I don’t think that Putin is scared of anything linked to politics,’’ Arkady Dvorkovich, a presidential economic adviser who is Russia’s envoy to the G-8, said in an interview on Ekho Moskvy radio. “This is laughable. These are just idle thoughts that have nothing to do with reality.’’
I was wondering what it was I've been reading all this time.
Related: $100 Million NATO Invasion Of Chicago Coming Soon
Of course, when AmeriKan authorities bash down its protesters it's all for the good because they are nothing but a bunch of slobs.
Also see: DoD Confirms Russian Troops To Train On U.S. Soil
WTF? I never sw that in my Globe!
And by the way, if anything does make it through the security screen of tyranny, WE KNOW WHO will be HELPING THEM:
"Chicago fake-bomb suspect pleads guilty" April 24, 2012
CHICAGO - A Chicago man accused of placing a backpack he thought held a bomb near the home of the Chicago Cubs pleaded guilty to weapons charges Monday and could face up to 30 years in federal prison.
Sami Samir Hassoun, 24, admitted he took what he thought was a bomb and dropped it in a trash bin near Wrigley Field with the hope of taking down nearly half of a city block in the bustling neighborhood. It was a fake device given to him by undercover FBI agents who had been tipped off by an informant.
Actually, I find that the FASCIST BUREAU of INSTIGATION and it's PATSY-PLOT FRAME-UPS are making me ANGRY!!
Do I LOOK LIKE I'M LAUGHING HERE?
The Lebanese immigrant believed an attack on an entertainment hub like Wrigley, where a concert was being held that night, would “paralyze’’ Chicago commerce, according to the plea deal that requires him to cooperate with the government.
Hassoun appeared in court wearing an orange jumpsuit and spoke little....
Wanna see what a real criminal looks like?
"Ill. official pleads not guilty to stealing $53M" by Robert Ray Associated Press / May 7, 2012
Rita Crundwell, center, former comptroller for Dixon, Ill., arrives at federal court in Rockford, Ill., Monday, May 7, 2012, with attorneys, Paul Gaziano, left, and Kristin Carpenter, for her arraignment to face charges that accuse her of stealing tens of millions of dollars from the community. A federal grand jury last month returned an indictment charging Crundwell with wire fraud for allegedly siphoning more than $53 million from Dixon since 1990 into a secret account. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
ROCKFORD, Ill.—The former comptroller of a small northern Illinois city pleaded not guilty Monday to charges alleging she stole more than $53 million of the public's money to fund a lavish lifestyle and create one of the nation's foremost horse-breeding operations.
Rita Crundwell and her attorney, Paul Gaziano, refused to comment after leaving the federal courthouse in Rockford, where she pleaded not guilty to a single count of wire fraud. Crundwell, who is free on a recognizance bond, could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Prosecutors allege that since 1990, the 58-year-old Crundwell stole more than $53 million from Dixon, where oversaw public finances as the city comptroller since the 1980s, by diverting it to an account she had set up for personal use and misleading city officials.
Authorities say Crundwell bought luxury homes and vehicles, and spent millions on her horse-breeding operation, RC Quarter Horses, LLC, which produced 52 world champions in exhibitions run by the American Quarter Horse Association.
Prosecutors say her scheme unraveled only when a co-worker filling in for Crundwell while she was on an extended vacation stumbled upon the secret bank account.
Her arrest stunned tiny Dixon, a small city along a picturesque vein of the Mississippi River about a two-hour drive west of Chicago in Illinois farm country. Its 16,000 people are largely lower-middle class, working at factories, grain farms, the local prison and a hospital....
It always does.
Related: Sunday Globe Special: Illinois Embezzler
Also see: Chicago charter schools criticized for fining students
Just getting you kids conditioned to fascism, sieg heil.